Royal Guests at the Funeral of the Queen Mother

Twenty-One Sovereigns and Consorts were among the Royal Guests and Relatives who joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey on this day 20 years ago, which was quite similar to the recent Memorial Service held for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey (the Duke passed away on this day last year).

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Following the ‘Vigil of the Princes’, with the Queen Mother’s four grandsons, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, and Viscount Linley, guarding the coffin, the coffin was followed by male members of the Royal Family, and the Princess Royal, in a Procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey:

Duke of YorkPrince of Wales | Duke of Edinburgh | Princess Royal | Earl of Wessex

Viscount Linley | Prince William Prince HarryPeter Phillips   

Daniel ChattoDuke of KentDuke of GloucesterPrince Michael of KentSir Tim Laurence

Members of the Bowes-Lyon Family

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The extended British Royal Family were led by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of YorkThe Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince William, Prince HarryPeter PhillipsZara PhillipsPrincess BeatricePrincess Eugenie, Viscount and Viscountess LinleyLady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and their respective children, grandchildren, and spouses.

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The Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives included:

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (a goddaughter)

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands

King Albert II and Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei

Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg

Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein

Hereditary Prince Albert of Monaco

King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

Princess Muna of Jordan

Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta

Prince and Princess of Hanover

Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son of the Queen Mother’s goddaughter, Princess Benedikte of Denmark)


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